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Adrian Small

  • BA (Hons); MSc; Ph.D
  • Lecturer in Operations Management
  • Newcastle University Business School
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Recent publications

  • Privacy and Security of Electronic Patient Records – Tailoring Multimethodology to Explore the Socio-Political Problems Associated with Role Based Access Control Systems

    • Small A
    • Wainwright D
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  • Leadership and transformational change in healthcare organisations: A qualitative analysis of the North East Transformation System

    • Erskine J
    • Hunter D
    • Small A
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Lecturer in Operations Management

Newcastle University Business School

January 2016 - Present

Research Associate

Newcastle University Business School

June 2010 - January 2016(6 years)

Research Assistant

Northumbria University

March 2009 - June 2010(a year)

Research Assistant

Leeds University Business School

May 2008 - March 2009(10 months)


Ph.D Management Information Systems

Northumbria University

September 2002 - May 2007(5 years)

Master of Science (MSc) Business Information Technology

Northumbria University

September 2001 - September 2002(a year)

Research interests

Operations Management; Service Operations Management; Lean; Multimethodology; Information Systems Design and Implementation; Soft Systems Methodology; Systems Thinking; Project Management; Business Management; Action Research; Business Intelligence


My early academic background focused upon managing intangible goods and services. With a keen interest in technology, I obtained an MSc in Business Information Technology. This led into my PhD research. The work provided a detailed evaluation of how organisations can design and implement information systems. Through my PhD research I was able to engage more with Operations Management challenges and how such challenges impact on organisations. LinkedIn:

Co-authors (17)

  • Tracy Scurry